Encounter Bay's Trevor Mayhew wins bronze in the USA

BRONZE: Trevor Mayhew with his medal he won at the Games in the USA..
BRONZE: Trevor Mayhew with his medal he won at the Games in the USA..

Competing in Australian colours, Encounter Bay’s Trevor Mayhew has taken home a bronze medal at the International World Seniors Games in the USA.

Trevor, who is 71, finished strongly behind two US walkers in the five kilometre race walk. More than 10,000 senior athletes from around the world took part in the games at St George, Utah.

"It was 50 years ago that I first competed in America. It was 1967 and I was a member of a British Commonwealth team in the 20 kilometre race walk at the Los Angeles Coliseum," Trevor said.

Trevor said conquering health concerns was a great motivator in getting ready for the race, noting that physical activity is "critically important" for good health. “I was chuffed about how it turned out - a great experience."

Trevor is no stranger to international competition. He took part in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in race walking, won a gold medal at the 2001 Melbourne World Masters Games and has taken home gold at track events in Alice Springs.